By Demola Akinyemi
ILORIN—The management of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin has directed students to proceed on a semester break following students’ protest over the N5000 payment for late registration.
As early as 8am yesterday, students barricaded the entrance to the institution and other major parts of the state capital in continuation of the protest.
During the protest, scores of the students reportedly sustained injuries during a clash with the police.
In a statement by Deputy Registrar, information and Communications of Kwarapoly, Allh Moshood Amuda asked the students to proceed on mid-semester break.
Though, no reason was given for the management’s decision, it might not be unconnected with the violent protest by some students which started on Tuesday.
The management equally advised parents and guardians to ensure that their children and wards vacate the institution’s campus as directed.
Recall that there was pandemonium in Ilorin, Kwara State on Tuesday morning as hundreds of students, took to major streets to protest the management’s decision to charge N10,000 fee as penalty for late registration.
Vanguard reliably gathered that the management of the institution had fixed December 11, 2015 as deadline for the registration of students with the calculation that whoever fails to meet the deadline would be made to pay N10,000 as extra fee.